Truckin' Bertha Next Time You See Me Playing In The Band Loser Beat It On Down The Line I Second That Emotion Sugar Magnolia China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider Casey Jones
Dark Star -> Saint Stephen -> Not Fade Away -> Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad -> Jam -> Not Fade Away Sing Me Back Home Cumberland Blues Greatest Story Ever Told -> Johnny B. Goode Good Lovin' -> Drums -> Good Lovin'
September 16, 2020 Subject:
as great as the dead can play which means 10x better than any other band in history. i hope you have better than a factory cd player because this requires the best.
June 13, 2013 Subject:
Quality Phil and board here.
May 30, 2011 Subject:
great one for phil
IMHO this night and the one before it are 2 of phil's best performances from '70-'71.
he tears up the NFA>GDTRFB>NFA
January 19, 2011 Subject:
Ned Lagin on Electric Piano?
I believe if you listen carefully (with headphones? Or just real loud) you can unmistakably hear a second keyboard(electirc piano) even during Pigs Organ forays, and certainly when Pig is NOT playin, as on Playin...and Ned did sit in with them on some select shows from this period...kinda neat to hear a two key sound unlike TC or Keith!
October 11, 2010 Subject:
Does it get any more beautiful during this period? This is the Dark Star God listens to!
July 13, 2010 Subject:
solid 71 show, sound falters at points but overall sounds good, love hearing second that emotion, great jerry tune
solid first set and exceptional second set, great good lovin by pig
June 28, 2010 Subject:
Off and On
A sloppy first set does have an occasional burst of energy here and there but overall nothing worth listening to twice and certainly not worth a down load. The second set however is a completely different story. A decent and at times intense Dark Star has the boys saying “let’s make up for the bad first set” and they rip through a great set of music. The low point being the still developmental G.S.E.T. which is not a great let down. Phil’s playing in the second set is magnificent actually Bobby too is turned way up on this one as the boys whip up great second set. Skip the first get the second.
Get a band and go try to play bass like that now, I dare you
September 9, 2008 Subject:
china>rider is smokin'!! as is the rest of the show - good rep of 1971 -thanks for this cleaned up version!sounds GREAT to me,I dont know what these folks are complaining about?
July 17, 2008 Subject:
Won't Forget That Night...
I was at this show and the the one the night before. It was the only Dark Star I ever heard live. The Dead had just played long shows (5 hours??) in New York City prior to the two nights in Boston. They seemed tired on April 7 but a bit rested for April 8. I agree that April, 1971 may have been the best months for the Dead. I went to 3 shows that month and they blew me away.
July 12, 2008 Subject:
Another work of art
I can't add much to what 'oh_uh_um_ah' has said apart from whole-heartedly endorsing this package. Any little flaws (see comments) merely make it more human. If I wanted perfection, I'd buy a stainless steel coffee table - if I wanted a work of art, I'd buy a wooden one and put up with any blemishes (knots) in the wood ...... if you know what I mean? The odd feedback squeak just adds to the 'live' flavor and makes it more real.
One to add to your collection (of favorites) if you know what I mean .....
Why I love Garcia (and the rest of them aren't bad either).
5 stars = audio quality
5 stars = mix quality
5 stars = performance
5 stars = audio improvement through technology (it's a new category)
Okay it's 1971, things hum,and make strange noises from time to time and the mix isn't 100% perfect, but hey man it's the way it was in 1971.
Thanks to Tim Diebert we can all enjoy this show.
Thanks Mr. Diebert, you have improved the quality of my life.
The GRATEFUL DEAD were performing Magic on stage in April 1971, this show is proof of that Magic.
I like the sound of the GRATEFUL DEAD from April 71 the most. Garcia's guitar sound is incredible.
Garcia is in the right speaker, Bobby is in the left, Phil's sound is center, fat, round and crunchy. Billy's mix is left/center/right, a little behind everyone else, but still comes through. And the vocals are in between the guitars, and the drums.
From time to time...minor hum haunts the right channel.
Good Lovin' is a must have for all us Pigpen fanatics. *****
I highly recommend this show, and all the shows offered here by Tim Diebert.
To see a listing of all his shows on the IA, click his name (hyper link)where it says "keywords", and his shows will appear.
A regular smorgasbord of the GRATEFUL DEAD live.
Eat, drink, be merry and listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.